Bike Lanes

These Are the 25 Safest Cities for Cyclists—and the 25 Most Dangerous

A security company crunched the data. Where does your city rank?<p>Any city can be a daring place to ride, but some are safer than others. Ever wonder where your home base ranks?<p>Your Local Security, a blog for home security company ADT, recently released a report of the safest and most dangerous …

Cycling

How L.A. Became the World's Deadliest City for Cyclists

On a sunny April afternoon in south central Los Angeles, 22-year-old Frederick “Woon” Frazier went for a bike ride that ended his life.<p>Like most days in L.A., the weather was perfect for cycling: temperatures in the mid-80s and a light breeze clearing out the smog. Even in a city dubbed “the …

Bicycle Commuting

6 Cool Things Do in Vancouver in the Summer for Unique and Unforgettable Experiences

The Definition of CoolThe kid in this video thinks what he’s doing is cool. You may or may not have a different definition. We all do. But for this …

Queen Elizabeth II

Morning Roundup: One More Days Of Nice Weather Before The Rains

• Follow DCist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.<br>• Enjoy the beautiful weather while it …

Bicycle Commuting

Bicyclists Are Hesitant to Embrace New Bike Lanes on Rosa Parks Way

by Kelly Kenoyer Portland Bureau of TransportationThe Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is repaving Rosa Parks Way, and taking the opportunity …

Portland, OR

Broadway Housing by Kevin Daly Architects

The objective of Broadway Housing is to provide low income families that work on the Westside of Los Angeles with affordable housing that is both …

Housing

NextFab is plotting a big growth spurt in North Philly

For makerspace <b>NextFab</b>, which currently has three locations between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del., moving its North Philly location to a space …

Bicycle Commuting

Bike lane, park proposed for historic Birmingham bridge

A revamped 21st Street bridge with a bikeshare lane and park-like setting was presented to residents at the first public input meeting on the …

Urban Design

Slog AM: Number Of Homeless King County Veterans Drops By 31 Percent, Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Fire Season?

Protest dildos, Trump is a liar, and horses don't wink by Nathalie GrahamDespite homelessness increasing countywide by 4 percent, veteran …

Homelessness

Seattle City Council members want more downtown bike lanes

SEATTLE (AP) — A majority of the Seattle City Council wants a full network of protected bike lanes through downtown by the end of next year.<p>The …

Seattle City Council

East Village block temporarily transformed for Build a Better Block

One block in Des Moines' East Village got a makeover this week, and a few community groups and businesses will show it off Thursday night.<p>The project …

East Village

City Council set to put a little muscle behind 2020 push for downtown bike plan

The<b> City Council</b> is set to put its support behind a plan for a <b>Seattle Center City Bike Network</b> and an 18-month implementation schedule to create “a …

City Politics

Windsor's cycling infrastructure 'sorely lacking' — Marchand

Windsor’s cycling infrastructure is sorely lacking compared to other cities, while better communication with the biking community is needed, said …

Cycling

Today’s Headlines

• Charlotte Transit Plan Calls for New Rail Lines, Uptown Tunnel (Observer)<br>• Georgia GOP Still Wishy-Washy on Transit Funding (Saporta Report)<br>• It’s …

Bicycle Commuting

Denver cyclists frustrated downtown’s new bike lanes haven’t been repainted

DENVER -- Many downtown cyclists are frustrated that newly paved streets are not being repainted properly, leaving bike lanes in disarray."We commend …

Bicycle Commuting

New Scooter-Sharing Company, Bird, Launches In Saint Louis

Find the Bird electric scooters in their "nests" around the city.<p>ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louisans have quickly gotten used to the yellow and lime green …

Bicycle Commuting

Suggest New Ro Improvements Using Virtual, Augmented Reality

Residents and visitors at the New Rochelle Grand Market are invited to explore the technologies being prototyped.<p>NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Visitors to the …

Augmented Reality

How Cars Divide America

Car dependence not only reduces our quality of life, it’s a crucial factor in America’s economic and political divisions.<p>Urbanists have long looked at cars as the scourge of great places. Jane Jacobs identified the automobile as the “chief destroyer of American communities.” Cars not only clog our …

Design Thinking

"This practice is a total travesty, as it makes biking in the city more dangerous and intentionally damages public property."

“Dear PoPville,<p>In NoMa, there’s a bike lane on M St. NE with dividers, which are constantly smashed and bent. I realized a few days ago that the …

Bicycle Commuting

13-block-long urban park with meandering path opens in Burnaby (PHOTOS)

After more than a year of construction, the safety hoarding around a new 13-block-long park in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby …

Burnaby

Insider: A bike-lover’s guide to the best sites of Seattle

Barb Chamberlain sees Seattle from the seat of a bicycle. As director of active transportation at the Washington State Department of Transportation, …

Bicycle Commuting

Are We Blinded By Bling?

This year marked my first trip to Eurobike, the enormous trade show at which all parts of the bike industry converge on the small German town of …

Family Planning

With new tech coming online, cities need a department of urban testing

The design and operation of cities is the province of urban planning. But an explosion of startups in cities means a lot of new products and services for urban areas. The problem is, we don’t really know how people are going to use these new products and services.<p>“The company launched a trial …

Santa Monica

Detroit looks to reduce pedestrian deaths with lower speeds, more crosswalks

Traffic fatalities in Detroit dropped for the second consecutive year in 2017, but pedestrian deaths still occur far more often than in other major …

Urban Design

'I’m Trying To Get Home Just Like You': Cyclists Protest After Recent Deaths

<b>By WAMU's Jacob Fenston</b><p>Malik Habib was working the night of June 23rd. So was his brother, Cyrus.<p>“Yeah, we were just riding our bikes, doing a food …

USDOT

Is Post-Katrina Gentrification Saving New Orleans Or Ruining It?

<b>NEW ORLEANS</b> — “This is where I'm from, this is me, right here,” Domonique Meyers, 28, says as we walk up to his family’s home in the 5th Ward.<p>Rows of …

New Orleans

Open Streets Franklin

Open Streets Minneapolis are free events that promote local businesses, active transportation, healthy living, and green communities. Help us with …

Bicycle Commuting

Etna ecodistrict series focuses on mobility

Updated 21 hours ago<p>Etna residents identified mobility – the ability to travel safely, reliably and affordably to neighboring communities regardless …

Pittsburgh

SDOT Beats Down Pedestrians on Beacon Hill With Brand New Beg Buttons

by Charles Mudede"Reach out and touch faith..." Charles Mudede<br>The woman, Chrystal Walker, suspected of a hit-and-run that mortally injured a cyclist, …

Seattle

Connelly: Chief Carmen Best -- The choice will shape Mayor Durkan's term

She was winnowed out of the selection of a new Seattle Police Chief, and was then winnowed back in. SPD veteran Carmen Best is Seattle's new police …

City Halls